Ffind Std represents the standard version of Ffind, a Windows application designed to quickly locate files on your computer. It was inspired by the "find" command-line tool in Unix and developed in C using only Windows API.
Following a fast setup operation that shouldn't give you any trouble, you're welcomed by a simple interface, made from one window with empty fields for specifying the path, file name, date of modification, and file size.
In the path field, you have to enter paths to the drives or directories you want to browse for files. These can be either typed or dragged and dropped from Windows Explorer. Multiple paths can be included if they are delimited by a blank space.
Things get a bit more complicated next, and opening the help file becomes a must. Unfortunately, Ffind Std is not oriented toward casual users, requiring you to follow the correct patterns described in the documentation.
In the name field, you can apply file masks, whether you want to find all files with a specific extension (like *.txt), a specific file with any extension (like File.txt), or all files of any extension whose names start with a specific letter (like a*.*). Multiple file masks can be entered to narrow down search results even further, as long as they're separated by |.
When it comes to the date of last modification, you instruct Ffind Std to identify all files of a specific month (like 2016-10), newer than a specific day (like >2016-10-26), within a time range (like >=800 <=1500), and so on.
Files in the results list can be opened in Windows Explorer to visit their directory or launched using a preferred application. Moreover, you can remove them from the disk, copy or move them to another location, as well as sort or filter the files by various criteria.
Searches were rapidly conducted in our tests, during which Ffind Std remained light on system resources consumption. Nevertheless, it could've been greatly simplified so that users who aren't tech-savvy wouldn't have to depend on the help file until learning the lingo.